Lot 33 | 27 November 2022



LOT 33


B. Singapore, 1945

Nepal in Autumn – Bhaktapur Square, 2014

Signed on lower right. Illustrated on page 116 in the 2017 Taoyuan International Flowing Watercolour Exhibition, Taiwan catalogue

Watercolour on paper

53.5 x 73 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 15,000 – 35,000

‘Nepal in Autumn – Bhaktapur Square’ is a stunning en plein air depiction of the landscape at Bhaktapur Square – a city in the east of Kathmandu. An earthy tone washes over the artwork – illustrating the brick-laden, derelict buildings found in this township. Beyond the square, terraced buildings seem to greet the cloudy sky and a glimpse of Mount Everest forms a picturesque backdrop. Aptly titled, on the foreground, heaps of hay come into view, strewn about under the sun in preparation for winter, to feed the yaks and mules. The artist was amazed by this uncommon sight and proceeded to immortalise it through this painting.